Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on November 6, 1961 · Page 13
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 13

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, November 6, 1961
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Mon., NOT. 6, 1961 GREELEY TRIBUNE Ideas Inside CSC:71 Vocational Needs Should Be Solved "Every ichod system should tain potent ialitiesj 't e s t resul exarrilne its resources' and student Deeds .to determine the wisdom of setting up a technical or vocational school," stated Dr. Eugene DeVere Koplitz, assistant professor of educational psychology at Colorado State College here. "Technical school does not refer, to a scientific institution on the college level or to a - h i g h school dedicated .to preparing youth to major in science or .engineering in college, 'hut to a high school that would train youth for all sorts of shop and office work. "Many people enjoy working wilh;their hands. They, get real pleasure':-in-being .adept in the ·killed/trades,, and they, take pride in their accomplishments^ :They prefer shop work to any other kind. Office work require* - large range uf skills. ·. - "Public education must recognize that a good percentage of young people must, or at least feel- they should, hegin to earn a living .when they finish high school. Perhaps tiropoufs would be reduced it the student could b assured his high school shop or office training was preparing him for specific work in which he could get a job. . Dr. Koplitz taught in the public schools'in 1950-52. He then was in ballistic meteorology in the Artillery Command School at Fort Sill, Okla. In 1855 he got his master's degree at the University of Wisconsin; at Madison where he attended the First Congregational Church of which Dr. Alfred. Wilson Swan, well-known former , Greeley minister, has been the;postor since he left here, Dr. Koplitz.then taught at the U. of W. and did research while he earned his Ph.D. degree in 1958. - . - Much of his research was on the gifted child. Thus when Dr. Koplitz.speaks up for vocational training in the public schools, a man is heard who also under- itands the problem and potentials of talented children. He desires that all;children'be given maximum , opportunities to make lire best oP'their abilities. : At Colorado State College, Dr. Koplitz gives much of his attention j to vocational aptitude testtis/'He defines aptitude 'as the "capacity to acquire, proficiency with training." Dr. Koplitz says: "Although we have some tests in which proficiency can demonstrate cer- are but one of several factors be considered, h qualifying person for a position. Personal! is all-important in holding a jo If a worker cannot take reason able direction arid If he cannot g along with, his fellow worker much of his usefulness Is lost. "Testing personality complex and difficult is a verj proble: as will be noted later in th series." Three weH-lested vocational titude lests' are listed here. The Purdue peg board chec] manipulative dexterity. The tesli is timed in putting pegs'in hole Then he puts collars on the pins His performance shows whethe he is quick with his hands. · The Minnesota spalial relalk) ship board is used to lest aptilm 13 for pattern making and limilar. work. The testa must quickly it blocks into t h . only holes on he board they will fit. The shapes' do not vary much. Te * this In quick time, .the.testee must have keen eye for comparative shapes or . spatial relationships. This skill is required for much industrial work. . The Crawford small parts dex- erity test reveals a skill much n demand since dwarf and-giant machines all have their share,of miniature units. This Is similar o the Purdue peg board, but t do well in the small parts test be testee. must be more clever with his fingers. He must use a air of tweezers lo show speed and skill in putting very small lns in the test board holes. "The above aptitude tests have ong been in use and their validity las been well established," Dr. Koplitz says.-"They : will do precisely what they claim to do and nothing more." · ., , ' Next: Dr, Koplili will comment on .the problem' of selecting valid test; from a flooded maiket. Typewriters anef Adding Machines Repaired All -Work Guaranteed f. Ph. EL 3-0246 807 8th St. HEY KIDS! Take Mom and Dad To Salzman's WE HAVE A WIDE SELECTION OF CHILDREN'S COWBOY BOOTS Shot Shop Salzmai's £ · 11 8th Av«. Shotc dytd to match AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS We have added AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS to our regular list of services. Come in and meet CLARENCE BOPP, our new mechanic, who is a specialist in this line. He also specializes in motor tune-ups and repairs. He would like to welcome his friends and customers. Completing fifteen years at this location is Troy "Butch" Champion, who still maintains the same excellent work on wheel alignments, wheel balancing; and wheel straightening along' with brake work. . IT IS STATE INSPECTION TIME. Burton "Burl" Bond, owner and manager Bond's Automotive Engineers 90S lllh Avenue, Greeley ' ELgin 2-3028 The Councilmen You Elect Tuesday Nov. 7 Will Be In Office 4 Years It's Time For a Change! VOTE For a Change! E L E C T WARD 1 Robert E. Derrington WARD 2 Charles A. Gregory · WARD 3 Benard A. Hermansen (The Incumbents Have HtM Offiw For 4 Years), DOWNSTAIRS STORE t - · .-,-vv»»«rTM'.-ax«-,, »«*^to».u«^:KmM.T*ii3»mv.3^.JwNtt!£vj OPEN* MONDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHTS "ML 8:30 PROCTOR 17-JET STEAM AND DRY/IRON. Li g h t, only 2% Ibs. Fingertip fabric dial, instant 1 switch' from steam to dry. MARY PROCTOR H 1 G H- SPEED TOASTER. Thermostat, color control for perfect toast-eyery time. Crumb tray. M1RRO 'ALUMINUM 5 - 10 CUP PERC. Easy clean, ail submersible. 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